Hoyer Group quick change for Euro-6 generation engines

The international bulk logisticscompany is committed to reducing CO2 emissions on a continuous level

Hoyer Group quick change for Euro-6 generation engines

The restricted driving zones some cities have introduced for diesel vehicles of certain emission classes have motivated the bulk logistics company Hoyer Group to introduce low-emission trucks on a big scale. “More than 96 per cent of Hoyer’s trucks in Germany already have low-emissions engines of the class Euro 6. In Hamburg, the entire fleet has been converted to vehicles powered by Euro-6 engines”, reads a press release of the company.

In Europe, 84 per cent of the trucks operated by the company will be powered by emissions class Euro 6 engines by the end of 2018. “We have been working on converting our entire fleet to vehicles powered by Euro-6 engines for quite a while, which is proving to be a good decision. We increased the number of trucks powered by Euro-6 engines by 58 per cent as compared to last year 2017,” explains Mark Binns, Managing Director of Petrolog and Group SHEQ at Hoyer. The logistics company is also testing more environmental friendly alternative fuels, such as LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas).

 One of the central environmental parameters for Hoyer is the minimisation of the CO2 footprint. The company has targeted a 25 per cent reduction of CO2 emissions per tonne-kilometre by 2020. Efforts to  improve economical driving behaviour, more efficient route planning, minimisation of empty kilometres and increase the use of intermodal operations when delivering goods over long distances are all supporting achieving this ambitious target.

Hoyer, an independent family business based in Hamburg, develops and implements comprehensive solutions in European and worldwide bulk logistics, particularly in the chemical, food, gas and petroleum industries. For this, about 6,500 employees in more than 115 countries support clients with around 2,400 trucks, 2,700 road tankers, 43,100 IBCs, 39,200 tank containers and numerous logistics installations with depots, cleaning plants and workshops.